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Roger Federer Claims No 1 Spot On Forbes Athletes Rich List

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Tennis Superstar Roger Federer has claimed the number one spot on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes list for the first time in his career. The Swiss tennis legend beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Rinaldo, Neymar, and LeBron James to take the top spot after he earned a total of $106.3 million over the past 12 months, making him the first tennis player to top Forbes’ world’s 100 highest-paid athletes list.
Federer, who is a 20-time grand slam champion, boasts the best endorsement portfolio in the world of sport, with $100 million (£80.7m) of his earnings coming off the court. He beat football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to secure top spot. The Juventus and Barcelona superstars, made £84.8m and £84m respectively. Forbes explained that the Coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for Messi and Ronaldo, paving the way for Federer.  “The coronavirus pandemic triggered salary cuts for soccer stars Messi and Ronaldo, clearing the way for a tennis player to rank as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time,”Roger Federer is the perfect pitchman for companies, resulting in an unparalleled endorsement portfolio of blue-chip brands worth $100 million a year for the tennis great.”
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